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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Landfill improvements approved in Cameron County

EMPORIUM — At Thursday’s meeting, Cameron County Commissioners approved a payment from Act 13 funds for much-needed improvements to the county’s landfill. Funds of $4,377 were granted to the Cameron County Solid Waste Authority to pay half of the repairs deemed necessary through an engineering study. The solid waste authority will be responsible for the other half of the needed funds.

Commissioner Lori Reed stated that there were a number of issues that needed to be addressed immediately. Commissioner Phil Jones was appointed to the Headwater RCD for the Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Association. The stakeholders’ board determines where to direct grant funds coming from the interest on a $3 million payment awarded because of the Gardeau train derailment several years ago when sodium hydroxide was dumped into the stream, killing fish, plants and insects and causing a massive clean-up and monitoring effort by the company and local entities. The grants are issued to pay for environmental and educational projects. Notice of an application made by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the U.S. Department of Labor was received for the 2016 Mine Safety and Health Administration.

A notice was received from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) of their application for a general permit, which covers maintenance, testing, repair, rehabilitation or replacement of water obstructions and encroachments. The permit concerns replacement of a footbridge over the East Branch of Cowley Run in Sizerville State Park.

A “thank you” letter was received by the county from the Walters family for efforts to find their lost family member in Wykoff Run during deer season. The family included a $500 donation to the Emergency Management team that helped with the search. A similar letter and donation was received by Mountaineer Search and Rescue for their efforts, as well, and the Wykoff Run Campers’ Association has also reached out to show their appreciation.

The next meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the courthouse in Emporium.

 By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent

Lack of Snow Spells Postponement For the Cameron County Cardboard Classic

Lack of Snow Spells Postponement

The Cameron County Cardboard Classic and snow festival planned for Saturday January 30 postponed for the second week in a row due to lack of sufficient snow and ice thickness. Officials from Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Emporium Country Club surveyed the location Thursday morning and determined the ice is too shallow for safe ice skating and the recent warm up has melted the snow on the hill to be used for the cardboard sled competition.
 The new date is Saturday February 6 from 11am-4pm

Registration for the cardboard sled competition will take place 11am till noon, with competition beginning at noon. Sleds are to be made using cardboard, duct tape, glue and paper. Age groups: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-18 and adults will be judged on originality and the distance traveled by their creation. A two-person snowman building contest and creature building contest will also be held. In addition, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating are planned.

Anyone interested is asked to contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gateway Outdoor Radio Features Ron Luckenbill

Gateway Outdoors Radio 1 February 2016

Hugh Glass, an 18th century trapper and hunter, is depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Revenant”. The rifle he uses is historically correct and was fashioned by Ron Luckenbill who lives in north central Pennsylvania.

Luckenbill has been producing and restoring Muzzleloading rifles. The rifles Ron builds are done by taking into account thef finest of details.

Tune in this week as we visit the gunsmith in his shop and Luckenbill describes in his own words how he masterfully turns wood and steel into a working muzzleloading firearm.

The program airs on Monday, February 1st, 2016. Gateway Outdoors is heard every Monday at 6 PM on Connect FM 96.7 and 107.9 FM and live streamed on the Internet and archived on the Connect FM web site

"Gateway Outdoors Radio, the next best thing to being there"

Tina A. Wood

Tina A. Wood, 62, of 36 Lincoln Dr., Lewis Run, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at The Pavilion at BRMC, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 18, 1953, in Offenbach-Am-Main, Germany, she was a daughter of William and Cornelia "Connie" (Braun) Noah who reside in Emporium. She was a 1972 graduate of Bitburg Baron High School in Germany.

On September 8, 1979, in Lewis Run, she married Jeffrey T. Wood who survives. Tina worked for Hamlin Bank in the Title Insurance Department and as a Loan Officer.

In addition to her parents, and husband Jeff, she is survived by two sons, Jason E. (Alyssa) Wood, of Custer City, and Brian T. Wood, of Lewis Run, two sisters, Irene Maria Lion, of Phoenix; Penny Joyce (Chris) Hoffman, of Mt Airy, MD, three brothers, Bill (Corina) Noah, of Adamstown, MD; Karl (Kathy) Noah, of Frederick, MD; Tommy Noah, of Phoenix, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 2:00pm with Rev. Steven Collins, pastor, of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church officiating. Burial will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Clothing Drive at St Mark Church

St. Mark is holding a CLOTHING DRIVE on Fri., Jan 29th, Sat., Jan 30th, closing on Sunday, Jan. 31st at 2:00 PM.

 Please drop off your gently used children or adult size clothing
 (**NO undergarments of any kind**) on Wed., Jan. 27th or Thur., Jan. 28th in O’Connell Hall.

St Mark Church

 Sponsored by the K. of C. 
Saturday, Jan. 23rd after 5:00 PM Mass

. War Room (Rated PG) is a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships and every other area of our lives. Come enjoy this moving movie & enjoy free pizza and snacks.


Robert E. Hane

Robert E. Hanes, 80, of 125 Sara Road, St. Marys, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois on Sunday (January 17, 2016) morning. He was born March 15, 1935 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Isadore and Esther Hoffman Hanes. Mr. Hanes retired from Stackpole Carbon where he worked for many years. He was a member of the PFL and the CMF Clubs.

Surviving Son: Carl Hanes, Kersey
 2 Grandchildren: Kristy and Tony Hanes
 Brother: Harvey Hanes, St. Marys 
Sister: Janice DeSalve, DuBois 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Isadore and Esther Hoffman Hanes
 Daughter-in-law: Aileen Petrilli Hanes 
Brother: Kenneth Hanes 
4 Sisters: Eileen Bricen, Gayle Day, Joan Fuenffinger, Norma Pauline and a Twin Brother & a 
Sister: Carl and Clara in infancy

There will be No Visitation. A Graveside Service will be held at the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Church Street, St. Marys, PA on Friday (January 22, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk County Catholic High School, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Public Meeting To Be Held On Denton Hill State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016

QCare Cameron County

QCare Cameron County
 416 N. Broad Street
 Emporium, PA 15834 
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Closed Weekends & Holiday

QCare allows Penn Highlands Healthcare to provide fast, convenient care for patients in a private setting. The choice of QCare over the emergency department helps alleviate the wait times in the emergency department and allows the staff the time needed to care for true emergencies.

Our goal at QCare is to ensure that residents throughout the region have access to the health care services they need, when they need it.
QCare is an additional option for patients that can not be seen by their primary care physician or for patients that do not have a family doctor.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit QCare? No appointments are necessary. Walk right in during normal business hours.

 QCare or Emergency Room? Whenever you or someone you love has sudden symptoms of an illness or injury, your first thought is getting to a medical facility. 

But how do you decide which medical facility you should go to? There are two different places you can go when symptoms suddenly appear- the emergency room or QCare urgent care.

 How do you decide which you should go to?
If it’s a life threatening injury or illness, go straight to the emergency room (which is sometimes best accomplished by calling 911). There is one conveniently located at each Penn Highlands Healthcare hospital. Open 24/7, this is definitely the right choice for any sudden, serious injury or illness.

When is it appropriate to visit QCare? With no appointment necessary, QCare centers can be a great option when you're seeking convenient medical services or treatments. We offer quick care for minor illnesses and injuries, such as: • Flu-like symptoms • Fever • Vomiting • Coughs, colds, sinus problems • Earaches • Sprains • Back pain • Rashes • Minor eye problems • Minor cuts and abrasions • Minor aches and pains • Bladder infections • Tick and insect bites Other Convenient Services • Sports physicals • Driver’s license physicals • Work and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals (DOT at St Marys QCare ) *DOT physicals may have to be scheduled • Tetanus shots • Suture removal • Laboratory testing and X-rays

We do not perform annual checkups or physicals. For yearly preventive and wellness exams, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.

 What do I need to bring with me when I visit QCare? When you visit QCare, please be sure to bring: • A form of identification • Your insurance card • A form of payment - We offer convenient payment options including cash, check, or credit card.
 Insurance co-payments are due at time of service.

What insurance plans does QCare accept? Penn Highlands Healthcare QCares accept most major insurance. If you have questions about whether your visit will be covered, please contact your insurance company.

How will I be charged for my QCare visit? QCare is billed the same as a physician office visit. All co-pays and deductibles will apply and payment will be expected at the time of services. All physicals are prepaid at the time of visit.

 Is there anything you cannot treat at QCare? There are times when it is not appropriate to visit QCare and you should instead seek emergency medical attention. These include: • Chest pain • Stroke • Heart attack • Severe abdominal pain • Major head injuries • Major trauma • Compound fracture (bone visible) • Shortness of Breath • Ingestion of poisons • Seizures • Dizziness • Severe burns • Shock • Snake bites • Uncontrollable bleeding If you think you are experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency department.

Does QCare treat children? Yes. QCare welcomes all patients over the age of one. Infants under the age of one should be seen in the Emergency Room.

CCHS Band Boosters

The Cameron County School District has the honor of hosting the District Band Festival this year. 

The Festival will be held January 28-30. This is a huge undertaking with band students coming from all over our district and we will be requesting parents to volunteer for certain parts of the students stay. There will be letters coming home with our kids Friday to give information and give you a chance to pick where and when you would like to help.
 If your child is one that forgets to give you papers, please ask them for it.

Penn Highlands Elk Welcomes New Provider to Emporium QCare

Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Mary Schimp, PA-C, to its medical staff. Ms. Schimp is seeing patients at the QCare Cameron County facility, located on North Broad Street in downtown Emporium. “I am excited to be working at QCare in Emporium, to help out within the community and to provide another option for healthcare,” said Schimp.

 Ms. Schimp received both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s in physician assistant science from Gannon University. While there, she was on the dean’s list eight semesters. Ms. Schimp worked for two years in occupational health at Hanover Works. She worked with local employers to keep their staff members healthy and provided services like treating work-related injuries and providing physicals. During that time, she also worked for Hanover Medical Group’s Express Care, an urgent care center similar to the QCare clinics offered by Penn Highlands Healthcare. She served a patient population of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics in a walk-in setting. She managed illnesses and provided injections, wound care, splitting, suturing and gynecologic exams.

 Most recently, Schimp was employed by the Olean General Hospital and worked in the emergency department. This experience has given Ms. Schimp a broad knowledge of the critical care environment.

 No appointment is needed to visit QCare.
 The office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 It is closed weekends and holidays.
QCare Cameron County also offers on-site laboratory, X-ray and physician therapy services.

Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy now open to the public

Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy now open to the public

The Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy, located in the DuBois Community Medical Building, 621 S. Main Street, DuBois, is now open to the public for both prescription and over-the-counter medication needs.

The “inside” pharmacy will be open for prescriptions and over-the-counter items from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Currently the drive-up window is open the same hours as the store. The window is available to drop off and pick up prescriptions and an announcement will be made when it becomes available for 24-hours per day service.

“We are excited that the expanded features of our community pharmacy are expanding,” Eric Wolfgang, PharmD, director of the Community Pharmacy said. “Once fully-operational, we will be providing services that you don’t normally find anywhere in our region.”

Wolfgang said that they hope to have the 24-hour services available to the public sometime this spring.

“One of the benefits of having our pharmacy affiliated with Penn Highlands DuBois is that the pharmacists are here working at the community pharmacy and also filling orders for patients at the hospital, “Wolfgang added.” That means, in the near future, we will be able to offer continuous access for those emergency prescriptions any day, anytime.”

This is also important since the pharmacy is located adjacent to QCare DuBois, the health system’s new urgent/walk-in clinic and across the street from the Penn Highlands DuBois Emergency Department.

The new pharmacy also offers state-of-the-art mixing and compounding facilities that allow the pharmacists to mix complex drugs like chemotherapy and other IV infusion medicines for rheumatology. This will help save the hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

The pharmacy has been available for the last few months to fill Penn Highland’s employee prescriptions while general customer access has been limited due to the finalization of computer and insurance programs.

Now the staff and the systems are complete and ready to serve the general public. The pharmacy also has typical over-the-counter products that would be found at most full-service pharmacies.

“We have a large selection of over-the-counter medicines, as well as other products to treat most illnesses and injuries,” Wolfgang said. “Everything from canes and walkers to diabetic testing supplies and cough drops can be found on our shelves. We believe our convenient location will also make us a favorite for anyone using the QCare or a Penn Highlands DuBois physician.”

Wolfgang also said that existing patients of Penn Highland’s physicians will also find an additional incentive to using the Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy. Penn Highlands participates in a government discount prescription program that is available to all qualified patients.

“We encourage patients to take advantage of the 340b prescription program available to those using qualified Penn Highlands providers,” Wolfgang said. “This program may save you money on all of your prescriptions. Please feel free to contact the pharmacy staff at 814-375-6165 for a consultation to see whether you can save money by using the Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy.”

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, January 27, 2016,, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium. 
 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

George E. Dixon

George E. Dixon, 90, of 283 Tannery Heights, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Wednesday (January 13, 2016) afternoon.

He was born May 14, 1925 in Brookville, PA a son of the late John and Edith Heitzenrater Dixon. On July 3, 1948 in Falls Creek he married the late Nellie Long Dixon. George served with United States Navy during World War II. He moved to Emporium in 1948 and started working for the former Cramer Supply Company. He eventually opened his own business and retired as a self-employed general contractor where he specialized in cabinet making. George enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and being with his family.

Surviving Daughter: Twila Dixon, Mohrsville, PA
 Son: Bill Dixon, Emporium
 Daughter: Verda K. Griffith, Hornell, NY
 6 Grandchildren: Joshua, Steven, Michael, David, Elizabeth & Crystal 
10 Great Grandchildren
 Sister: Erma Tibbets, VA

Preceded in Death By Parents: John and Edith Heitzenrater Dixon 
Wife: Nellie Long Dixon who died Nov. 27, 2013 
4 Brothers: Wilbur, Bill, Nelson and Ralph
 3 Sisters: Verda, Dorothy and Audrey

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Monday from 12:00-12:45 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery where a Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Cameron County High School -Financial Aid Night and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Financial Aid Night will be held on Thursday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. A financial aid representative from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will present how to complete the FAFSA application and answer all financial aid questions. All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences for the High School will be held on January 27th, 3:30-5:30 p.m., instead of January 28th. Please note the date change.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CC’s Sestina to miss rest of Bucknell season with injury

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Some tough news out of Bucknell University for Cameron County graduate Nate Sestina.

Sestina, who was just starting to come on for the Bison basketball team, is done for the season with a shoulder injury.

“I have a torn labrum and a torn ligament,” Sestina said in a text message to “I have surgery next Tuesday (Jan. 19).”

Sestina, the All American Awards & Engraving Co-Player of the Year last year, played in four games for Bucknell this season averaging 3.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game before the injury ended his season. He may be eligible for a medical redshirt.

“It’s more than likely,” Sestina said when asked about a medical redshirt. “But I’m not sure yet.”

The 6-foot-8, 247-pound freshman was starting to play well for the Bison before the injury and had a season-high 10 points in 16 minutes vs. Fairfield Dec. 27.

“He’s done well,” Bucknell first-year head coach Nathan Davis said. “He showed flashes early. It was unfortunate he got hurt when he did because he was really playing well.”

Sestina said going from District 9 to NCAA Division I basketball in the Patriot League was an adjustment.

“In high school, I was always bigger than the people we played,” Sestina said. “When I came here, I knew I wasn’t going to be the biggest guy and I was going to have to adjust and play in a system. In high school, I could freelance and get away with it. In college, I’m not the best player. I had to adjust to defend guys quicker than me and not just rely on my height to block shots. Learning how to play defense has been the biggest adjustment as has playing in a system on offense and not just catching the ball and doing my thing.”

Davis said Sestina has natural athletic ability which is a plus for him at the Division I level.

“He is big, strong and athletic but he has really good footwork too,” Davis said. “He’s comfortable playing the perimeter and under the basket.

“Like any high school kid, defense is much different at this level. Offensively, he also needs to work on his back to the basket more and shooting while moving.”

Despite not always seeing the best competition while in high school, Sestina did have some advantages when it came to playing at the next level not the least of which was having an older brother, Andrew, playing college basketball at the Division III level at Allegheny College.

“Because of Andrew playing college basketball, I had an idea of how different it is,” Sestina said.

While Sestina wasn’t a Davis recruit, the coach was hired after Sestina committed to Bucknell, he said Sestina is a perfect fit for the system he would like the Bison to play.

“As a coach, you have to fit your system to your players,” Davis said. “But as to what I would like to do, Nathan is a perfect fit. He can play outside and he can play inside. He can do just about anything you want to do, and he can be as good as he wants to be. It’s up to him.”

Sestina joins a growing list of District 9 boys’ basketball players playing at the next level, a list that is helping to change the look of basketball in D9 and includes Elk County Catholic’s Ryan Seelye and Smethport’s Zach Smith at Pitt in Division I as well as Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley, Clarion’s Roland Shannonhouse and Clarion-Limestone’s R.J. Laugand at Clarion in Division II.

“I think it shows what District 9 basketball is about,” Sestina said. “Especially guys like Cameron and Cole (Peterson) at Johnsonburg. Who would have thought Johnsonburg or Ridgway would be in the final four or the state championship game? There is incredible athleticism and heart in District 9. You look at Zach Smith. I played AAU ball with him. He is one of the smartest if not the smartest player I have every played with, and he helped Smethport beat Clairton when he was in high school. It’s all about who want to win and work harder in the gym. I think District 9 has been overlooked as to who is athletic or not. But Cole (Peterson) is dominating at St. Bonaventure in baseball. Everyone thinks because we we come from our athletics and talent isn’t the best. We have a lot of small schools, places like smethport where they are an hour from anywhere just to get to a shopping mall. Places like Johnsonburg, St. Marys, Emporium – Elk County Catholic has produced some great players. We didn’t come from big arra, but with how hard the guys want to work it has led to very successful teams.”

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Indoor Yard Sale

Greetings Everyone, The Indoor Yard Sale at the Christian Center continues this week; some of the many items you will find include: · Old Wooden Cradle · Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine (works) · Little Tykes Basketball Hoop · Rose Pettle Cottage Doll Houses with appliances · Snow Master Snow Scoop · High Chair · Toddler Toys · Motor Cycle Helmet · Fishing Poles · Limited Edition Beatles Electronic Drum Set · Leaf Blower · Lots of Christmas Items · Electric Hand Planer · Kitchen Items · Books · Candles . . . And much, much more! 

 We will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9-5 and Saturday morning from 9 to Noon with extra special prices on everything!

 All proceeds benefit the Gymnasium Project. Please Share!
 While you are there, be sure and stop in and check-out Country Blessings for additional items. 
The coffee will be on and as always . . . FREE! See you soon! 

 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street
 Emporium, Pa. 15834

4-H Shooting Sports Program

The Cameron County 4-H shooting sports program will start this Thursday. 
Youth between the ages of 8 and 18 (as of January 1st of the current year) can be registered 4-H Shooting Sports members. The programs will take place every Thursday starting January 14th 2016 at 6:00PM. 

The location will be above the Emporium Moose Club same as last year. Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) is helping coordinate the efforts of this program. There is a $20.00 fee for the program and you can register when you arrive at the meeting. 
Call me at 814 598 0381 or FB msg me if interested.

Come see MINIONS on the big screen - FOR FREE!

Free Family Movie Night: MINIONS 
Woodland Elementary School LGI
 Friday, January 22 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Come see MINIONS on the big screen - FOR FREE!
The Woodland LGI holds 120 people.
 Doors will open at 5:45 pm. Follow the marked path back to the LGI.

The MINIONS DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.
Movie snacks will be available for purchase.
This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.

Five arrested in undercover sweep in Cameron, Potter counties

Photo was not provided by Bradford Era

Five arrested in undercover sweep in Cameron, Potter counties: EMPORIUM (EC) — Five individuals from Cameron and Potter counties were arrested this week by police following drug-related investigations ....

Sunday, January 10, 2016

John A. "JR" Ramsey

John A. "JR" Ramsey, 88, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA died at the Manor Saturday night (January 9, 2016)

He was born July 8, 1927 in Bolivar, PA a son of the late Frank and Helen Miller Ramsey. On April 28, 1951 in First Presbyterian Church, Emporium he married the late Ruth Hammersley Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey and his late wife Ruth owned and operated the former JR Auto and Truck Repair, in Emporium, for many years. He was a merchant marine during World War II. During that time he circled the world seven times over. He was an avid airplane enthusiast, a private pilot and a member of the Emporium Pilot Club. He loved flying.
 Years ago he built and flew his own home built biplane.

Surviving Son: Dennis Ramsey and his wife Cheryl, Gainesville, FL
 Daughter: Carol Reinard, Crosby
 Son: Alan Ramsey and his wife Cindy, Emporium 
Daughter: Sandra Ramsey, Harrisburg 
7 Grandchildren 10 Great Grandchildren 
Sister: Joyce Ramsey, CA
 Sister: Joan Dasey, CA

Preceded in Death By Parents: Frank and Helen Miller Ramsey
 Wife: Ruth Hammersley Ramsey who died Oct. 22, 2008
 2 Brothers: Curtis and Harry Ramsey 
Son-in-law: Roger Reinard

At his request there will be No Service or Visitation. Burial will be in the 
Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor,
 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Outdoors In Cameron County

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – January Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – January Update

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of January 13, we have collected $11,580.50 toward our $20,200 goal. Which puts us at 57% of our goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The 2016 fund drive will stay open until September 30th.

This month’s featured organization will be the Community Nurses, Inc.

Community Nurses, Inc. is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties and parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties.

Services include:

• Home Health Services- provides in-home skilled medical services which include Skilled Nursing, Rehab Therapy, Social Services and Nutrition Counseling.

• Hospice Services- provides terminally ill patients with the assistance they need to live their remaining days in the comfort of home or their nursing home residence.

• Home Support/Private Duty-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their homes. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care.

• Adult Day Services-offers an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community Nurses can be reached for all services at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397, or locally at 486-1216. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website at

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager.

 Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association 2016 Coyote Hunt

The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association will be holding their Coyote Hunt for 2016 on
 Feb. 19th, 20th, and 21st.

 Your application and rules and regulations will be arriving in your fall news letter early October. If you happen to not receive this feel free to write the club and ask for this information  and we will be glad to send it out. 

The area of hunt this year is the counties of Cameron, Elk, Clinton, Clearfield, Potter, McKean
 and Centre.

 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association
 15 Club Rd PO Box 102 
Sinnemahoning, Pennsylvania 
(814) 546-2835

Kunes steps down as Cameron County football coach

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Mike Kunes announced Wednesday that he was stepping down as the Cameron County head football coach after three years as the head coach.

“I have accepted a PE (physical education) position at my Alma Mater, St. Marys Area School District,” Kunes wrote in a Facebook post. “It was a very bittersweet day for me turning in my letter of resignation and explaining to my team that I would not be their coach next season. I truly hope that as I leave Cameron County School District and the Red Raider football program that I left it better than I found it four years ago. I truly appreciate the time I spent at CCHS and the people I spent that time with. I want to thank everyone who has helped me along this path. It’s with a heavy hear that I say this for the last time as the head coach of the Red Raiders. Go BIG RED!”

Kunes, who took over for Mark Morelli following the 2012 season, had a 9-20 record in his three years at Cameron County and took the Red Raiders to the 2014 AML North title when they finished 4-6 overall and 4-1 in the AML North losing to Ridgway in the AML Title game. It was Cameron’s first AML North title since 2010. The Red Raiders, with a young team, went 2-7 last season.

Prior to becoming the head coach, Kunes spent two years as an assistant coach under Morelli at Cameron County.

A 2003 graduate of St. Marys High School, Kunes went to IUP and was a student-assistant coach under Lou Tepper. He then become a graduate assistant coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 2007 before returning to St. Marys as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coordinator under Joe Schlimm.

He spent the 2010 season as an assistant coach at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., before returning to Pennsylvania at Cameron County.

Shippen Township Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 Monday’s refuse pick-up will be on Tuesday.
 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same.
 Thank you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

District Manager, Jan Hampton, Honored For Years Of Service

The Conservation District Board of Directors, Staff and many friends had the honor of celebrating District Manager, Jan Hampton, who after 18 years of service, has retired from the District.

 In Jan's 18 years with the District, she has grown the staff, worked hard to responsibly protect our precious natural resources and has inspired countless youth to love and appreciate our county and its many natural blessings. We wish Jan, nothing but joy in her retirement. We know she won't be a stranger, as she will still be volunteering in the schools, sharing her passion for environmental education. To our fearless leader, enjoy your sunset and it has been an honor working with you!

Ordinance issues take precedence at Emporium meeting - The Bradford Era: News - Ordinance issues take precedence at Emporium meeting: News

Ordinance issues take precedence at Emporium meeting - The Bradford Era: News - Ordinance issues take precedence at Emporium meeting: News: EMPORIUM — A hearing held Monday at the Magisterial District Judge’s office in Emporium was discussed along with movements on other ordinance …

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Food Bank Collection Week

Food Bank Collection Week 

The second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Community Food Pantry Collection Sunday.
 Please bring nonperishable food items and drop them in the designated location at your church. If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled “Food Bank.” 

 Thank you so very much for your help to provide food to individuals and families of Cameron County. Cameron County Community Food Pantry is a ministry provided by the
 Cameron County Ministerial Association.

Religious Education At St Mark Church

Beginning Sunday, January 10th, Religious Education classes for grades 6 – 10 will begin at
 10:15 am and will dismiss at 11:30 am.

 If you have any questions regarding this change, please call Jen at 486-0748
 or the rectory at 486-0569.

Shippen Township “2016” Monthly Meeting Dates

The Shippen Township “2016” Monthly Meeting Dates will be:

 January 4th
February 2nd
 March 1st 
April 5th 
May 3rd
 June 7th 
July 5th
 August 2nd
 September 6th
 October 4th 
November 1st 
December 6th

 All meetings will be held at the Shippen Township building and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Shippen Township (814)486-0727

Cameron County Christian Center Indoor Yard Sale

Today we kick off a two week indoor yard sale at the Christian Center. Lots of items!
 New items will be added daily. We have a gently used washer and dryer set in good working condition, $150 for the pair . . . first come first served.

 ALL PROCEEDS of this Yard Sale will benefit the Gymnasium Renovation project! 

 Cameron County Christian Center
 240 East 4th Street
 Emporium, Pa. 15834

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Anna C. Smith Black

Anna C. Smith Black, 88, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 1090 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium died at the Manor, Emporium, PA Thursday (December 31, 2015).

She was born April 20, 1927 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Isaac LeRoy and Ethel Anderson Beck She married the late Reynolds Black. Anna's first husband was James Leo Smith. Years ago she worked as a waitress. While living in Florida she was involved with her church choir. She enjoyed making ceramic crafts. Anna was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving Son: Donald Smith, Los Angeles, CA
 Son: Daniel Smith, Florida 
1 Granddaughter: Christina 
Brother: Richard Beck and his wife Dottie, Emporium 
Brother: Elwood Beck and his wife Joy, Youngsville, PA

Preceded in Death By Parents: Isaac LeRoy and Ethel Anderson Beck
 Husband: Reynolds Black who died in 2009 
First husband: James Leo Smith who died in 1991 
Brother: Frederick Beck in 2012
2 Sisters: Kathryn Rees and Cynthia Bierly

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Monday from 10:00-11:45 AM. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (January 4, 2016) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.